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Definition of Temporal bone

Temporal bone: A large irregular bone that is situated at the base and side of the skull. The temporal bone is connected with the mandible (the jawbone) via the temporomandibular joint.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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